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Santa Fe Balloon Company

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Address: Santa Fe, NM
Phone Number: (505) 699-7555

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The most amazing start to the day!

Johnny picked us up at our hotel lobby at 5:00 am. We took a short trip outside of Santa Fe prosper for our ride. We saw an absolutely breathtaking sunrise, then were soon up in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Johnny picked us up at our hotel lobby at 5:00 am. We took a short trip outside of Santa Fe prosper for our ride. We saw an absolutely breathtaking sunrise, then were soon up in the air. The views were amazing, the ride was smooth and you always felt safe in the hands of Johnny Lewis. Once back on the... More 

Thank wolfgang1791
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are many places and companies offering a balloon ride, but in my humble opinion this is the only one that offers a true balloon experience. Forget what you may think about balloon rides. I thought they all went up, floated around for awhile, then came back down. Johnny Lewis at the Santa Fe Balloon Company showed me just how... More 

1 Thank Bart G
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had an amazing experience with Johnny (Pilot), Jeanne (Crew Chief) and the rest of the crew. First, they are just great people - we had a blast with them! Second, the ride was perfect. We were in the air just after sunrise and the experience was very relaxing and enjoyable. On top of being the most... More 

Thank Jen A
Lititz, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible views with an experienced crew. Two balloons took off and our pilot was Sol Lothe. Very professional, funny and made us first timers feel very comfortable. Great ride over incredible views. Highly recommend this company. Ended our ride with champagne, snacks and the history of ballooning told in a way only Johnny Lewis can tell it! My tip would... More 

Thank cv772015
Athens, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An education in ballooning, weather patterns, intermittent comedy and spectacular views of a dramatic mesa and canyon country highlight this excellent and easy adventure that made the 5 am departure totally worth it (but what adventures don't require a bit of effort). Johnny - our guide - was professional, accommodating and exhibited the skill born of a life in aviation... More 

1 Thank jfbeasley
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The balloon ride was a great experience and my wife and I would highly recommend it. Johnny and his staff were very professional and entertaining. Johnny picked us up at the hotel right at 5am and the ride location is just North of the city. There were two balloons - one was an eight passenger and the other a four... More 

Thank Chris J
North Fort Myers, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The guides and experience were great!! The only disappointment was when we had ordered our photo from the photographer, we had to go to the post office to pay for the shortage that was due on postage. The photography company obviously did not go to the post office to pay the proper amount. The pictures were not cheap, so we... More 

1 Thank nftmyersfl
Beaumont, Texas
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

First of all it is not scary. Johnny is an incredible pilot who has over 8,000 hours of flight all over the world. He made the first ballon flight in Egypt and flew over the pyramids. He has been contacted about a reality TV show and has done some preliminary filming. He is a lot of fun but safety is... More 

1 Thank Larry M
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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96 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We planned this ride at the beginning of May, which was also the beginning of the season. I spoke with Johnny on the phone when I made the reservations. He was friendly and answered all of our questions. Jeannie picked us up at 5AM at our hotel and drove the hour out of town. She is a local and is... More 

Thank Susan W
The Woodlands, Texas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

This was an amazing experience and Johnny made it memorable. Even though we have to wake up at 4am, we didn't mind it. The balloon right was awesome, the weather was perfect and what can we say about Johnny? We will definitely be talking about him for a long time. Thanks Johnny and Jeannie for such a great time!!

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